Can Your Small Businesses Afford The Cost of a Cyber Attack?
Fifty percent of “all small businesses report[ed] they have been the victim of a cyberattack…The cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack, up from $8,699 two years ago*,” says the National Small Business Association in its 2014 Year-End Economic Report.
The report goes on to say, “Cyberattacks are taking more time to resolve today as well, with one-in-three saying it took three days or more to resolve.”
Clearly, this research indicates no business is too small for cyber attackers. And when half of all small businesses are victimized and the cost in money and time has greatly increased as a result of an attack, you know it’s time to carefully review your own cyber defense.
The bad guys are using sophisticated techniques like spear-phishing and as a result antivirus software alone is not enough protection for your small business. Our recommendation is that you and your business employ cloud-based, enterprise-quality protection for all your devices and email.
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